I took a “Wisdom” course a few years ago, in which we explored, among other things, how art and music provide an access to the “eternal.” For me, that “eternal” includes the invisible connections that exist between all of us. One of the things that I’ve always loved about art and music is that they can touch the heart without words, and somehow illuminate those invisible connections.
I hope you enjoy this little musical interlude from Samarkand, Uzbekistan. This video introduces the most common folk instruments that provide that distinctive sound of music from the Zerafshan River Valley, which passes through both Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Samarkand, although located within the present political borders of Uzbekistan, is historically and culturally a Tajik city. You don’t need any more words from me. Just immerse yourself in the music.